Snack Addict - Investigation

Why We're Addicted To Unhealthy Snacks

We know to avoid foods laced with sodium, fat or sugar. We know that such foods can contribute to obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and a range of other maladies. Yet we continue to eat chips, cheese puffs, ice cream and cupcakes.

Your Snack Cravings Might Actually Be An Addiction

Imagine the perfect chip: Crisp, perfectly salty, and just a touch greasy. It might be the classic potato chip, or maybe bacon mac n’ cheese better fits your vibe (yes, they exist).

23 Insane Things You Should Know About Snack Foods

Studies from as far back as 1991 show that salt activates the same neurological pathways that narcotics do, triggering the brain’s “pleasure center.” Unlike sugar, which all babies love from birth, salt is an acquired taste. Kids who are exposed t...

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain

When rats were given Oreos, a protein called c-Fos was expressed strongly in an area of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, which is well known to be active in pleasure and addiction.

Why Snack Food Is Addictive: The Grand Unified Theory Of Snack Appeal

A pleasing taste isn’t enough to make an addictive snack food: as mentioned above, it must also be non-satiating. Steak and eggs are delicious—but we don’t have the urge to eat them until we’re sick.

The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

In addition to taste, the consumers were also tested on their response to color, which proved to be highly sensitive. “When we increased the level of the Dr Pepper flavoring, it gets darker and liking goes off,” Reisner said. These preferences can...

Salt Addiction By: Ron Lagerquist

It is in everything. Chicken soup, pickles, pork and beans, peanut butter, bread, macaroni and cheese, ketchup, mustard and relish, canned vegetables, pizza, hot dogs, salad dressings, not to mention the endless list of junk foods, jam packed and ...

19 Things Only People Addicted To Crisps Will Understand

Corn ones, maize ones, potato ones, whatever they're made of, we want them. Crisps, those delectable flavour-packed crunchy, munchy foil-packed bites - what would our lives be without them? Nothing. Pretty much every Brit loves a packet, but it ta...

Eating One Pack A Day Is Like Drinking Five Litres Of Cooking Oil A Year

You might scoff at the suggestion, but it comes as evidence emerges to show the snack is bad news — fuelling not just the obesity and heart disease epidemics, but linked to developmental problems in unborn babies, hyperactivity in children and pot...

"I'Ve Eaten Only Crisps For The Past 10 Years"

I'm not a fan of the cooked meal. I'm much happier with Monster Munch crisps – beef flavour; I wouldn't touch pickled onion. When I open the bag, I check if they have enough beef coating on them; if it's not enough, I'll throw them away. Sometimes...

'I Ate 15 Bags Of Crisps A Day For Three Years. I Was Addicted And It Nearly Killed Me'

When Gina Gough was rushed into hospital in agony, with severe abdominal pains and jaundice, doctors initially suspected hepatitis and put her to an isolation ward. In fact, the 22-year-old's condition was the result of a three-year diet that cons...

Freaky Eaters - Addicted To Crisps

Crisps addict Kevin lives on 8 packets a day. It is not only effecting his health but also his family, who are tired of his habits. It is time for a change.

Teenager Addicted To Ready Salted Crisps Manages To Kick The Habit

"I was completely addicted to crisps and I wasn't fussy about the brand, as long as the crisps were ready salted with very little flavour I would eat them." A teenager addicted to eating ready salted CRISPS says he has finally managed to pack-et ...

My Chip Addiction Is Spinning Out Of Control

When I tell people I’m addicted to potato chips, laughter is usually their first reaction. Then they’ll ask about my favorite flavor. But would you ask an alcoholic if they prefer wine or beer? Apparently, an addiction to chips isn’t taken very se...

9 Healthy Ways To Beat Your Potato Chip Addiction

It’s hard to find a human being who can resist the salty and crunchy allure of a potato chip. But if you find yourself hovering over the snack table at a party, scratching your arms, willing to sell your bedsheets if it means another taste, it’s t...

The End

Wellness - Addiction | 0-18y

Snack Addict - Investigation

Bhavana BalakrishnanBhavana Balakrishnan
Is there ever a healthy snack? Are the new ’rice’ or ’grain’ snacks on the market really any better than the old fashion potato chips?